If Canon really wants to bounce back from this whole low ISO IQ and DR thing, couldn't they try to develop a new CCD sensor instead of CMOS?
Correct me if I'm wrong, and I very well might be, but doesn't CCD have a higher potential image quality? Hence why most MF cameras use them? Why doesn't canon make a low ISO monster with huge DR and MP using a CCD sensor. If they are suffering from being blocked by sony patents on how to add all that DR into a CMOS, maybe going back to CCD would help them get around that?
Am I correct in thinking that the only advantage CMOS has over CCD is that it is cheaper and more economical to produce? And current CMOS are so good only because that is what the R&D department has focused on? If they put as much effort into CCD what would have happened?
If I'm crazy suggesting this, feel free to let me know, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to throw that suggestion out there! I'm a photographer, not an engineer. So what do I know. (I first went to school for engineering, then switched over to photography cause photography makes me happy.) You guys on here seem to know your stuff, so, thoughts?